At the recently concluded Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S launch event in Shanghai, Xiaomi surprised its fans with the launch of the new Mi Gaming Laptop. The laptop, which features an understated design, looks nothing like a gaming laptop and can easily pass off as a regular professional laptop.

The laptop has no logo and features an extremely simple design, however, in order to appeal to the gamers out there it, features a backlit keyboard with four customizable zones that support 16 million colors. On top of that, even the chassis of the laptop lights up, which is sure to wow any user – gamer or not.

Gaming Pedigree

The Mi Gaming laptop, which is just 20.9mm thick, houses a 7th-Gen Intel Core processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 10-series graphics card, and up to 16GB RAM. The laptop has a 15.6-inch display with narrow bezels which greatly decreases the overall footprint of the machine. Xiaomi also claims that the laptop features Dolby Atmost certified Hi-Res audio. Despite the slim chassis, Xiaomi boasts of a high-power cooling system with a dedicated hotkey for turbo cooling.

Mi Gaming Laptop

In order to appeal to games, the laptop features 5 programmable macro keys, which can be completely customized. Xiaomi even demonstrated a rather appropriate use-case, where one of the keys was customized to open a fast-food delivery option. The option can come in handy during intense gaming sessions where you don’t even have time to (or have forgotten to) order food.

Pricing

The Mi Gaming Laptop will be available in two variants, with the cheaper variant featuring a Core i5 7300HQ processor, a GTX 1050Ti GPU, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD. The maxed out variant on the other hand will feature a Core i7 7700HQ processor, a GTX 1060 GPU, 16GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Both variants will also include a 1TB HDD for high-capacity storage. The Mi Gaming Laptop will go on sale in China starting from April 13, priced at 5999 RMB (Approx Rs 60,000) and 8999 RMB (Approx Rs 90,000) respectively.

Xiaomi AI Speaker

Xiaomi also announced a brand new AI speaker. However, the company has not revealed too many details at this time about the software or content integration.

It’s powered by the Xiao AI assistant and has a bunch of features that also make it a smart home hub, as long as you are locked in to the Xiaomi ecosystem.